The Stevens Selection
September 25, 2015
This Week's Learning
**Ask your student what the value of 7 is in 67,891. (7,000)
Our young geologists are working in their science groups conducting scratch tests on different minerals in order to figure out their official names. We identified quartz, fluorite, calcite, and gypsum in our investigation. See the pictures below of scratch tests in action!
**Ask your student what the hardest material was that we used for the scratch test: paper clip, penny, or a finger nail? (paper clip)
In writer's workshop students are putting the finishing touches on their personal narratives about how they took responsibility.
In reader's workshop students have been working with the mentor text Josias, Hold the Book. We have been identifying story elements and inferencing the character's feelings.
** Ask your child how Josias took responsibility in the story Josias, Hold the Book... (He tried many different ways to get his family's garden to grow).
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